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What is the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis b?

What is the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis b?

Time course: One has to have acute hepatitis b before it becomes chronic hepatitis b. Fifty percent of patients that have acute hepatitis b clear the virus in 1 years time. However, if after 1 year, the virus is still present, then it is considered to be chronic. There are no fda approved medications for acute hepatitis b, but there are several fda approved medications for chronic hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


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How dangerous is chronic hepatitis b?

How dangerous is chronic hepatitis b?

Dangerous: Chronic hep b may lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer, all of which can cause death. ...Read more

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What r markers for chronic hepatitis b?

A few: Positive hep b sag, high viral load, elevated alt level. ...Read more

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Can i eat curdle in chronic hepatitis b?

Can i eat curdle in chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: In the Indian subcontinent, "curd" is widely used to refer to what is known as "yogurt". If that is what you are referring to, then the answer is, Yes. This will not affect your liver. ...Read more

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Can you die fast from chronic hepatitis b?

Can you die fast from chronic hepatitis b?

Not fast: The fact that one has "chronic" hepatitis B means that you have had it long enough, at least 6 months, to be labeled chronic. It means the hepatitis B virus has not cleared from your system & you remain infected & infectious to others. The disease has a long, slow course in most people; rapid changes seldom occur. Treatment is available to help prevent liver cancer & cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis b?

What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis b?

Chronic Hepatitis B: No symptoms necessarily associated. Perhaps fatigue and if progression to cirrhosis may result in easy bleeding, jaundice, abdominal distension. ...Read more

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What does "chronic hepatitis b carrier" mean?

What does "chronic hepatitis b carrier" mean?

Long term infection: It means being infected for more than 6 months. I use the term carrier to mean someone with no liver inflammation but some people include the whole spectrum of chronic infection. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic hepatitis b?

Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm suffering from chronic hepatitis b?

What can I do if I'm suffering from chronic hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: First thing you will want to do is to speak with your primary care provider who can refer you to the appropriate specialist (usually an infectious disease specialist). Several blood test will need to be done to determine if you need treatment. Not everyone needs to be treated right away. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more